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Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by Chompy » 17 Mar 2018, 20:28

We need to win this before the tough trip to Rotherham and there won't be any excuses.

Brizzle were knocking on the door of the play-off race before Plymouth and they led there twice, but wound up losing 3-2 to a late goal.

That will have knocked the wind out of their sails and it effectively finished their season. Therefore, this becomes very winnable.

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by bristleposh » 17 Mar 2018, 21:18

Ill be there, coming up on the Rovers licker before going for several real ales either in Charters or The Coalheavers. Hopefully the new broom will whip us into shape, surely Taff, Grant, and Cooper must start.
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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by superposh80 » 17 Mar 2018, 21:52

Big game this...and one we could do with winning.

It puts Bristol Rovers out of the game...and if Robinson can do us a favour, we'll be back in the top six.

Wouldn't mind seeing Morias up front for this one..

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by tonyp » 18 Mar 2018, 00:17

Big game it certainly is. It's a "must win" for both teams. Bristol Rovers fans will be hoping Posh perform as badly as they did against Oxford.
Chompy will be thinking that Tyler would have had a better game in goal than Bond did.
I always thought this would be a tough game but I'm now thinking it will be a relatively easy win for Posh.
That is assuming that Grant and Morias get a game.
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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by Chompy » 18 Mar 2018, 01:50

This will tell us a lot about the mentality of the squad. The standards clearly dropped against Oxford and this is where they'll show whether they truly believe or not.

If it's another poor one, a few names will provisionally go on to the summer sales list imo. Evans won't put up with serial shirkers.

Blow it from here without giving maximum effort and there'll be a big turnover of players in the summer. There won't be any excuse for not stomping all over opponents who have just realised their season's done.

Effectively, a lot of the current squad are playing for their future here I think.

Taff will play, with Calamity suspended. I think Grant will play, whether Forrester is out with injury or not, and I'd like to see Junior alongside Jack too.

If anyone's going to fire us into the top six, it'll be Junior (as well as JM obv).

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by superposh80 » 18 Mar 2018, 10:12

It won't be the midfield Chompy that's for sure.

If M & M don't fire....We're basically stuffed.

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by Chompy » 18 Mar 2018, 12:23

Bond; Hughes Taff Taylor Shephard; Grant Doughty Lloyd Maddison; Morias Marriott

After watching the Oxford highlights, Grant has to start here and every game for the rest of the season.

Hughes and Shephard were going awol out wide to cover for the inept midfield. I wouldn't blame them. This back line is fine.

Grant's best partner has been Doughty, so the team picks itself for me.

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by superposh80 » 18 Mar 2018, 17:33

LDSL is on his much vaunted 'international duty' with the Portugal under 15 squad...Hence he won't be available for this one.

Forrester is injured.

The midfield will get a much needed shake up.

Bogle has been shockingly disappointing ....I'd bring Morias back, although I'm not sure he's an Evans favourite. ...

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by tonyp » 18 Mar 2018, 22:18

tonyp wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 00:17
I always thought this would be a tough game but I'm now thinking it will be a relatively easy win for Posh.
That is assuming that Grant and Morias get a game.
I see that some poshnetters are thinking the same way as me as regards Grant and Morias.
Hopefully the new manager reads this message board and he will take note as well.
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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by john316z » 18 Mar 2018, 23:00

superposh80 wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 17:33
LDSL is on his much vaunted 'international duty' with the Portugal under 15 squad...Hence he won't be available for this one.
You're not a fan of him are you? :wink:

I wonder if Evans rates him as much?

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by superposh80 » 18 Mar 2018, 23:38

john316z wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 23:00
superposh80 wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 17:33
LDSL is on his much vaunted 'international duty' with the Portugal under 15 squad...Hence he won't be available for this one.
You're not a fan of him are you? :wink:

I wonder if Evans rates him as much?
Evans loves him.

Me?...I just want to see him do something.

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by Lewis » 20 Mar 2018, 07:48

superposh80 wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 23:38
john316z wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 23:00
superposh80 wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 17:33
LDSL is on his much vaunted 'international duty' with the Portugal under 15 squad...Hence he won't be available for this one.
You're not a fan of him are you? :wink:

I wonder if Evans rates him as much?
Evans loves him.

Me?...I just want to see him do something.
I think Evans has praised and flattered a few players to give them the confidence to prove themselves.He will now know from Saturday's defeat that you can only go so far with that policy.With Lopes absent,it is time for Grant to get his chance.I disagree with many on here about having two forwards,partly because we only have one decent striker! We have been outfought and outnumbered in a lot of midfield battles this season and that is why we have struggled.It's a 4-1-4-1 for me with Forrester and Doughty in front of Grant.This is not a negative formation as some would suggest,far from if we play high up the pitch.UTP

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by superposh80 » 20 Mar 2018, 10:34

You're right about the midfield battles....We lose too many and the lack of quality in the middle of the park is our number one issue...

Anderson...Maybe "brilliant " in training but we never see it on a Saturday afternoon.

LDSL...Luxury.

Forrester...I don't get it with him anymore. He can't tackle and apart from the odd decent pass he goes missing.

Doughty...Too slow.

Grant...Good at what he does, which is winning tackles and cheap free kicks in his own half of the pitch...but hopeless in the opposition half.

It needs ripping up in the summer.

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by Chompy » 20 Mar 2018, 10:47

I'd say we have the worst midfield in L1 (depending how you categorise MM) so it would be a minor miracle to make the play-offs.

Imagine how well this current back four would do with a decent midfield in front of them.

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Re: Poshies v Bristol Rovers

Post by superposh80 » 20 Mar 2018, 13:18

I think the defence is ok ...Although Shepherd's tackling and Baldwin's errors remain a concern.

You can't knock a front line that includes the top scorer in the league.

You can't knock Maddison who creates the majority of chances.

The midfield....What's that all about?

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